- You ever see something like this?
- No, sir, in 8 years of CID.
This is my 100th True Detective poem, and it’s a big one. Hope you all enjoy.
The perfect 100th segment of one long saga, so many wonderful things. I especially like the first 1995 part, always thought about how traumatized Marty must be (first killing and shit) and Rust was the only one he can turn to at that time yet seldom do writers show interest in this subject. This is just like what I imagined, subtle and tender, how deep they bond from early on. Thank you Allie. Team Marty All The Way.
COOL BLUE (1988, TV Movie)
Been thinking about Marty Hart a lot, about maybe people don’t realize the degree of cuteness Marty was possessed of when Maggie first met him. More than mere cuteness. Cos besides Cheers & few goofy photos, you don’t see 20 something Woody Harrelson often, this silly wacky rom com may have the most close-ups I will ever see. Look at him, all pink and fluffy, healthy yet melancholy.
My head canon is that Marty had some traits not unlike Woody himself, ” had an unusual sensitivity but also an unearthly violence that just came out in spurts”.Through the years he threw himself into extremely “manly” activities like football, bull-riding, cop works, gradually buried his natural softness under that macho shit which he never truely believed but picked up anyway, like putting on a mask, a mask allowing him to blend in, a mask almost felt like his own face but never will be.
Watching Marty throwing up after hitting the boys in EP6 make me so sad. This man is far from insensitivity, just as self-conflicted as Rust.
There is a quote fitting for TD from Cioran, “The opposition between vulgarity and melancholy is so irreducible that next to it all other oppositions seem to be inventions of the mind, arbitrary and entertaining”. Melancholy brought these two men together, but deep down Marty was never vulgar, he didn’t start from the opposite.
happy birthday michael! xoxo
celebrating this significant milestone by reposting the most important photograph that’s on my blog